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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 03:44 PM
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Posted By DCP
Are you licensed for 8? In my state - you...

Are you licensed for 8?

In my state - you are initially licensed for 6 (any age) with only being able to have 3 children under two at any time with one being 15 months old and walking. You must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,563
Posted By DCP
Solandia I was thinking about the whole play...

Solandia

I was thinking about the whole play pen thing...I know mine would fit through the play room entrance - but would have to test it on the kitchen one to be sure. I have a dual stroller - so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM
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Views: 2,563
Posted By DCP
I know I can get the variance - she sent me the...

I know I can get the variance - she sent me the paper work. But I need to explain in detail in writing how I would go about getting multiple infants out of my home (as well as the others in my care)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,563
Posted By DCP
Variance For Multiple Infants ~

Hey guys

Not sure how the other states are but in mine - you can not have more than three children under 2 and one must be 15 months and walking.

However we can get a variance for this..I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
grrrr is exactly how I feel sometimes ;( Live and...

grrrr is exactly how I feel sometimes ;( Live and learn...some people just should not have had these little people!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By DCP
LOL hahaha

LOL hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By DCP
My husband has always yelled at me for "giving...

My husband has always yelled at me for "giving advice" However....my clients are warned at the interview..I am pretty blunt! If you ask me a question expect the answer in truth!! This also applies to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By DCP
Lawn chair - giggle as helping unless of course...

Lawn chair - giggle as helping unless of course she was hurting herself..then horror sets in

I am very strict (in general) I know children are smarter than we give them credit for so I do not give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,839
Posted By DCP
I do either breakfast or AM snack - one or the...

I do either breakfast or AM snack - one or the other! But not both due to time issues such as yours. They are usually served between 8:45 and 9:45 depending on which and what I am serving.
All kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By DCP
I agree - sibling jealousy (unless she was like...

I agree - sibling jealousy (unless she was like this before hand)

When a young one all of a sudden needs to share everything including Mom and Dad...they react in different ways. And it sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,494
Posted By DCP
While my daughter is not quite as bad - she does...

While my daughter is not quite as bad - she does not sleep like all the others including her twin sister. Here or at my mothers she is the last to fall asleep and the first to get up. She has not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
Thanks Guys for all your input and blackcat - yes...

Thanks Guys for all your input and blackcat - yes I am learning, I have said it before..the kids are not the only ones that learn things here!!

:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
I AGREE 100%!!!! {sad I am coming to this, one of...

I AGREE 100%!!!! {sad I am coming to this, one of the children I am doing this for...has been with me for 2.5 years. Only out if I am closed!! and is usually SENT home sick..not called in}
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
Blackcat - that is what I was hoping for!!...

Blackcat - that is what I was hoping for!! Quality time with Family! The majority of these kids DO NOT know what that is. And it shows when they play and talk about their parents.

I had sent an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By DCP
Oddly enough my kids generally (except the...

Oddly enough my kids generally (except the little,little ones) do stuff like that as soon as I say it. They know they are getting food or an activity and get excited for it.

I always do it as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
Jen Yes I have a sick policy - I should of been...

Jen
Yes I have a sick policy - I should of been more detailed...if I feel they should not be here due to illness and a parent sends them...generally before they can even get to work I am calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By DCP
eeek I had one like that a few years back... ...

eeek I had one like that a few years back...

My clients know as well as the kids have learned...Mom here or not...if you break a rule that requires a time out...I will put you there and Mom will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By DCP
My rates are based on contracted hours - so if...

My rates are based on contracted hours - so if she had changed her contract due to her hours changing..her price prob. would of changed as well. Therefore..if it was me..YUP I would have said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By DCP
Thoughts On Perks For Kids And Parents Alike

Ok so in my area - you pay for childcare whether you use it or not! This is for vacations, days off, illness etc. It is a standard across the board for homes or centers. There is a very low amount...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,990
Posted By DCP
I have learned that the daycare kids become like...

I have learned that the daycare kids become like siblings to each other..and what do most siblings do...fight and tattle constantly!!!
I use a lot of redirection. Here this usually happens between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By DCP
Christian Mother ~ I am so sorry it will be...

Christian Mother ~
I am so sorry it will be your last week with them. For years I have always had mostly GREAT clients with only typical complaints as a provider lol..this time around I seem so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By DCP
SO jealous!! LOL I would love to even just cut my...

SO jealous!! LOL I would love to even just cut my hours daily..but the demand is too high for full timers. Very LOW demand for anything else..

Have fun..enjoy every second <3
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,660
Posted By DCP
Pull ups for nap only - I have two kids that I do...

Pull ups for nap only - I have two kids that I do that with. One the child's mom is oblivious to it and doesn't understand so I purchase the pull ups or use extras for this child, the other child the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By DCP
What A Group..Anything Positive?

So I was thinking..this is the worst group of clients I have EVER had in one shot!!

There are always one fruit loop in the bunch but I have something negative to say about everyone this time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,144
Posted By DCP
I agree with Crystal - reporting is hard but if...

I agree with Crystal - reporting is hard but if you are 100% sure she is neglectful and witnessed abuse it will help the caring parent get custody.

I would not punish all the other Mom's because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By DCP
In a situation like that - I would explain!!! No...

In a situation like that - I would explain!!! No doubt..I would be afraid the parent would think the child was hurt or I was neglecting her..so a quick explanation then end the conversation so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By DCP
I personally do not allow any child to be here...

I personally do not allow any child to be here longer than 10 hours each day - 12 hours holy moly!!!! That is FAR too long for a child :( When exactly do you get family time, better yet when does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,063
Posted By DCP
I do not see anything wrong with it either..and...

I do not see anything wrong with it either..and BTW how sweet of you to offer this!! I am sure the kids will have a blast and it gives Mommy some time!!

I have two families that have been very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 02:58 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By DCP
Oh Country..you just killed their theory haha!!...

Oh Country..you just killed their theory haha!! Thank you!!! :) My reply to them was "there is a first for everything!!" I was a bit discouraged ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6,147
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 700,364
Posted By DCP
You are very welcome!!!! :) Potty training (or...

You are very welcome!!!! :) Potty training (or learning as we are instructed to use LOL) is a touchy and frustrating subject. Some kids get it NO problem and others like the control of it. Every one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 10:09 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By DCP
Linda - while I completely feel your pain I have...

Linda - while I completely feel your pain I have mixed feelings on this one. I have some clients that their child is ready..but parent is NOT! This of course is the type I assume you speak of.
There...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By DCP
If you figure out a sure way to avoid it..let me...

If you figure out a sure way to avoid it..let me know because I have one now and have had that issue in the past!!! I also have one..that if he arrives before 5:30 actually sits in his car until 5:30...
Forum: Curriculum 05-10-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,638
Posted By DCP
IN our state we are mandated to have a curriculum...

IN our state we are mandated to have a curriculum - this does not mean we have to do a project every day but we have set subjects / times per week etc. that we must follow.

After a few years of...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-10-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,045
Posted By DCP
My husband has enough taken out to cover mine and...

My husband has enough taken out to cover mine and we file jointly - so I do not pay in. However if I did we would get more back LOL

In general - yes you use the forms to calculate how much you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-10-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By DCP
Black cat - personal experience highlighted as...

Black cat - personal experience highlighted as well as in the very first paragraph I said providers usually stick together..in other words not ALL providers agree...I also said 50% of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By DCP
Black cat - I was not speaking in terms of every...

Black cat - I was not speaking in terms of every provider out there as I know some on this board DO NOT charge for closings. I was however speaking in terms of those providers that DO and I think my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,271
Posted By DCP
Sharlan oh my goodness!!! My niece is 10 and I...

Sharlan oh my goodness!!! My niece is 10 and I could not imagine leaving those responsibilities in her hands!!

In MA...any assistant (paid or not) MUST be 18!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,271
Posted By DCP
OH MY!!! I hope parents looking actually see all...

OH MY!!! I hope parents looking actually see all three since they are inconsistent!!

And at 14 worked for a daycare facility for 4 years...wait 2 years?? Ummmm wow!! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By DCP
great ideas Heidi!!!

great ideas Heidi!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 02:21 PM
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Views: 1,618
Posted By DCP
Been there done that! Do you use mats? Try a play...

Been there done that! Do you use mats? Try a play pen in another room - separate of course from others..NO toys or distractions as this will just give her the ok to play. The play pen "may" keep her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By DCP
LOL MY OWN 7 YR old G is like that...drives me up...

LOL MY OWN 7 YR old G is like that...drives me up a wall!!!!! :( Sorry I can not help but wanted to let you know...I live this nightmare myself :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By DCP
I too LOVE this idea :)

I too LOVE this idea :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:49 PM
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Views: 1,317
Posted By DCP
For years I had $1 per minute for late pick ups...

For years I had $1 per minute for late pick ups according to contract. I was always pretty lenient if they called to let me know. However it has been abused by SO many that my new rules are $1 per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By DCP
guessing not...and at that rate regardless of...

guessing not...and at that rate regardless of where she lives...is absurd!!! I as a parent would not even glance at her ad
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By DCP
:) for your sake I hope so too!! The DCG crying...

:) for your sake I hope so too!! The DCG crying is bad enough but add another to it..eeek LOL

I have noticed that with my DCK's it is shocking and interrupting at first but then as time goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By DCP
I would just explain to her that some kids just...

I would just explain to her that some kids just cry and that she is not hurt or anything...how long has this been going on? Usually the others adjust to it and learn to go about their business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:09 PM
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Posted By DCP
I agree with Cheerful.., I actually have a "cry...

I agree with Cheerful.., I actually have a "cry corner" LOL

If a child throws a tantrum unnecessarily...they are placed in said corner. I have had one of those..she still did what I wanted of her...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By DCP
Closings....

There is SO much debate over home day cares closing and the Parent must pay. Providers "usually" stick together on this topic and 50% of parents stick together against the provider.

Parents...in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By DCP
OMG LOL...sorry to laugh at your expense...but...

OMG LOL...sorry to laugh at your expense...but seriously?!?! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By DCP
Weekend care in my opinion should be FAR more...

Weekend care in my opinion should be FAR more than normal week day fee. I do not know what your rates are in your area - however a normal babysitter here would charge $10 and up per hour for weekend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 12:10 PM
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Posted By DCP
Oddly enough in MA we no longer need to keep one...

Oddly enough in MA we no longer need to keep one (weird) but they supply us with the paper they want us to use. We just fill in the blanks.

In MA they are trying (note key word) to treat homes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,341
Posted By DCP
:( I feel for you!!! While I am not "currently"...

:( I feel for you!!!
While I am not "currently" in a bad financial situation..I HAVE been time and time again and that alone can send someone over the edge.
However I can not believe that people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,885
Posted By DCP
Daisy go through this ALL the time!! In fact...

Daisy go through this ALL the time!!
In fact last month I myself closed early on a Monday so I could get into the doctors because I thought I had strep..(I only closed to go because I was in so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,198
Posted By DCP
Oh my goodness so not alone! I have one now and...

Oh my goodness so not alone! I have one now and have had for 3 years that the voice of the child makes me cringe. The child does not "talk" the child whines..everything!!!
Food is always an issue -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By DCP
I actually ask my clients what they prefer. Most...

I actually ask my clients what they prefer. Most understand this is most likley going to be the case that I will see it before they do. So once it happens, I try to get them to do it again and I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By DCP
LOL Your welcome!! And the best of luck!!! From...

LOL Your welcome!! And the best of luck!!! From those court shows my hubby watches...as long as you have the proof...you will come out on top!!! (even if the judge beats you up a little) :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By DCP
Holy Moly!!!! Well then my opinion changes..yes...

Holy Moly!!!!
Well then my opinion changes..yes take them to court!!! But be expected to hear "why would you do that" LMAO :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By DCP
If it was only a week's pay - i would not waste...

If it was only a week's pay - i would not waste my time really. But I am one of those people that can not stand wasted time either LOL Even sitting on the couch staring at a tv is wasted time to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,389
Posted By DCP
My assumption is he acts this way at home as well...

My assumption is he acts this way at home as well and she just ignores it. Her response should of been to discuss the behavior with him in front of you! With constant reminders for him if need be....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By DCP
I agree 100% with Cheerful - NEVER mix pleasure...

I agree 100% with Cheerful - NEVER mix pleasure with business EVER...that is one thing I have refused from the get go. I have plenty of friends that want to either send their kids to me or have me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,389
Posted By DCP
I have ALWAYS thought a few things..One: if the...

I have ALWAYS thought a few things..One: if the child becomes simply a paycheck it is time for them to go..period!!
Two: if the child is causing major stress to the other children as well as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By DCP
well said! I think that seems to be the...

well said! I think that seems to be the issue..they just see it as a babysitter :(

I talked with a friend that has a child in a home daycare - she is my set you straight kind of friend that always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,758
Posted By DCP
oh goodness I went through that and still do...

oh goodness I went through that and still do occasionally!!! After conversation after conversation with the parents I found out that at 2 yrs old..the parents were doing one or all of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,137
Posted By DCP
I personally do not like tv and would prefer not...

I personally do not like tv and would prefer not to have ANY in my house LOL however I do use it Theme related a couple times per month to enhance the theme I am on.

It maybe an actual movie on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By DCP
I had a little girl kind of like that - she has...

I had a little girl kind of like that - she has been with me for two years now but the beginning was awful...she refused to talk to me - for any reason and this ended up with her having accidents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By DCP
it is sad and extremely frustrating!!! I have a...

it is sad and extremely frustrating!!!
I have a stainless steel too :( We (my own kids and the DC kids) cover the sides top to bottom LOL
I also have a cork board - the DC kids ALWAYS make me stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By DCP
I just read through some posts on here - and it...

I just read through some posts on here - and it amazes me how many there are like this. i just do not understand it!!
It makes me sad for the children!!! They are so proud of the work they complete...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By DCP
LOL mac60!! My husband used to think my job...

LOL mac60!!

My husband used to think my job was easy - and did not understand why i was stressed half the time. On top of that i have three of my own!
He started having days off during the week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By DCP
Meeko Thank you so much - glad I am not alone!!...

Meeko
Thank you so much - glad I am not alone!! I too did the "nothing" for a week as well as no posting updates for a MONTH on my page to see if anyone said anything. Sadly no one did. It honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By DCP
I have had my entire website (minus pictures)...

I have had my entire website (minus pictures) copied by a so called professional for one of their clients. The provider lived one state over and apparently did not proof the site since they even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By DCP
Frustrated ;0(

Hey everyone - I am not new here but created a new registration to hide the real me of course ;)
I am writing today because I have become beyond frustrated with the parents. I have had most of the...
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